Missouri Supreme Court

Government
7:28 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Mo. Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Second Injury Fund

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Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 11:52 am

Missouri's long-ailing Second Injury Fund is at the center of a lawsuit heard Tuesday before the State Supreme Court.

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Education
4:32 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Mo. Supreme Court Hears Arguments About Student Transfer Law

A lawsuit that’s delaying the implementation of Missouri’s student transfer law in the Kansas City area was heard Wednesday by the Missouri Supreme Court. At issue is a lower court ruling that declared the law to be an unfunded mandate for schools in Independence, North Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, but not for Blue Springs and Raytown. 

Attorney Duane Martin argued Blue Springs’ position before the High Court, saying it would be an unfunded mandate for them as well.

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Government
4:06 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Sales Tax Collections Could Extend to Vehicles Purchased Outside Of Mo.

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Missouri lawmakers have sent legislation to Governor Jay Nixon that would levy local sales taxes on vehicles purchased in other states with voters’ approval. 

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Health
4:21 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Mo. Supreme Court Tosses Out Caps On Medical Malpractice

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Missouri’s Supreme Court has effectively overturned state caps on non-economic damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases.  Read more about about the decision here.

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Government
3:44 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Ballot Initiatives' Authority Upheld

Missouri Supreme Court building.
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the State Auditor’s authority to prepare fiscal notes and summaries for citizen-initiated ballot questions. 

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Government
6:13 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

New Kansas City Court Finds Another Route For Law-Breaking Vets

U.S. Marine Corps honor guard at ceremony dedicating new Veterans' Drug Court. Retired Jackson County Circuit Judge William Mauer and current Judge Peggy Stevens McGraw prepare to speak.
Dan Verbeck KCUR

The Missouri State Court serving much of Kansas City and The Veterans’ Administration Medical Center have inaugurated the region’s first drug court veterans’ program. 

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Missouri Redistricting
3:43 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Court Scraps Districts, Questions Cleaver Boundaries

Three decisions from the Missouri Supreme Court today leave the state in Congressional redistricting limbo. Two of the rulings say lower court decisions rejecting suits over the boundaries two districts were wrong and the suits must be considered. The two districts were Representative Emanuel Cleaver's 5th Distrct and one in eastern Missouri.

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Headlines
7:46 am
Fri January 13, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, January 13, 2012

A daily digest of headlines from KCUR:

  • Missouri Supreme Court Hears Redistricting Lawsuits
  • Brownback’s Budget Proposal Restores Some Arts Funding
  • New Play Tackles Bullying and Disability

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KCUR News
3:05 pm
Wed January 26, 2011

Supreme Court Orders Payment: City Funds Lacking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The chief attorney at City Hall in Kansas City can't find much to contest in a Missouri Supreme Court ruling that will cost the city $2.1 million. And they are dollars the city can ill afford.

With one dissenting vote, Justices upheld a mid-level court ruling against the city, and in favor of Melissa Howard. She had claimed discrimination when the city council, five years ago, threw out a panel on which she was named to replace a white female judge leaving municipal court.

All nominees were white and women.

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